Marko Mihajlović was born on 23rd of July 1979 in Zagreb, Croatia. After paralelly graduating from Secondary School “Vatroslav Lisinski in Bjelovar (theory) and Music Highschool “Pavao Markovac“ in Zagreb
(percussion) he enrolled The University of Zagreb Music Academy to study percussion instruments in professor Igor Lešnik's class, which he graduated in 2004.
During his studies he became a part-time associate
of Zagreb Philharminic Orchestra and Croatian television radio Orchestra. At the same time Marko has been a member of Bing Bang percussion ensemble and played on world-known percussion festivals (Taipei, Nashwille Paris, Warsaw, Venice, Buenos Aires, Montevideo,
Peking) in a period of ten years.
In 2004 the ensemble won a prize on „PASIC Festival“, Nashwille, USA as the best student percussion ensemble of the year and recorded a CD for American company
„Equilibrium Records“. In the same year Marko got Chancellor's Award.
As a student, Marko started cooperation with The Zagreb Soloists, and he has been playing concerts with, as a soloist or an associate
member. In his later study years Marko started playing in contemporary ensemble “Cantus” in which he still acts. They have performed worldwide (in Paris, London, Peking, Toronto, Villnius, Bern), and have won prizes “Milka Trnina”,
“Vatroslav Lisinski” and “Ivo Vuljević”.
After graduating from Zagreb Music Academy he started teaching percussion instruments in Music School “Vatroslav Lisinski” in Bjelovar,
and at the same time playing with varius ensembles and as a soloist. In “Ciklus Lisinski Subotom” (Saturday Cyclus in Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall) Marko has played with world-known musicians such as Branimir Slokar, Stanko Arnold, Radovan Vlatković,
and Ljerka Očić. He has performed in “Koncert marimba solista” (Marimba Soloist Concert) with other top percussionists Ivana Bilić, Eriko Daimo, Bogdan Bacanu and Katarzyna Mycka.
In 2007 he started working
as a Principal timpanist in Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, where he still works today. Meanwhile, he has started performing as a vibraphone player with crossover ensemble “Acoustic Project”. Marko also founded a percussion quartet “Boomerang”
which gives concerts in Croatia from 2010.
In 2013 he performed with Croatian National Radio Orchestra as a soloist in Dubravko Palanović’s “Muzika za marimbu i gudače”. He also performed that piece
with Zagreb Soloists, while the recording of the same piece got the award as the best composition by “Reiners – Stiftung” in Vienna. During a Cantus ensamble 2015 tour he played as a soloist with the ensemble in the Glenn Gould hall in Toronto.
From 2016 he started teaching percussion at Music academy Zagreb. At the same time he also started playing in a marimba - violin duo with violinist Eva Mach.